Crack is Wack

CNet: Judge says Apple’s ‘smoking crack’ with giant witness list

“I mean come on. 75 pages! 75 pages! You want me to do an order on 75 pages, (and) unless you’re smoking crack, you know these witnesses aren’t going to be called when you have less than four hours,” Koh said.
“Your honor, I can assure you, I’m not smoking crack,” Lee replied matter-of-factly.

This might sound bizarre and fake to those of you who have never served jury duty in a United States court, but I can assure you, it’s not. I served on 2 juries in the 11 years I lived in Manhattan and some crazy things happen in the courtroom. I’ve seen lawyers act just dramatically as they do on TV. They do everything they can to piss of the other side’s people so they trip up, make mistakes and admit to things they didn’t intend to admit to.
I’ve seen jurors hold back laughter at ‘antics’ by lawyers (myself included) and I’ve seen judges scold lawyers multiple times for things they’re not supposed to do.
Oh, and if you think Apple has this in the bag, think again. Anything is possible once jurors enter the deliberation room. Logic and decisions based on evidence go out the window. It’s sad but true.

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